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Douglas Vaughan Named Cutter Professor in Medicine

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September 9, 2008 | by Marla Paul
CHICAGO --- Douglas E. Vaughan, M.D., chair of the department of medicine in Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the Irving S. Cutter Professor in Medicine.

Vaughan joined Northwestern in June after serving on the faculties at Harvard and Vanderbilt universities. He was chief of cardiovascular medicine and physician in chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute for the past decade, a time when Vanderbilt University Medical Center in general and its cardiology enterprises in particular experienced unprecedented growth.

Vaughan's research involves the study of hormonal factors that influence the risk of arterial thrombosis, with implications that go beyond traditional specialties. He is internationally known for his work in vascular biology, which focuses on the plasminogen activator system in cardiovascular disease.

Vaughan has received many awards and honors and is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He has been elected to membership in organizations that recognize leading physician-scientists, including the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He has co-authored more than 150 journal articles and serves on the editorial boards of Circulation, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, and the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.